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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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Add Color Highlight to Item Names in RSE Tree View

In RDi, it would be wonderful to be able to tag a source member name, a file or other object name with a specific text color or background color in order to make the item stand-out on the tree list. This should be "sticky" so that it does evaporat...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Allow Expanding or Collapsing Code Sections

Rational Developer for IBM i provides the ability to find the beginning and ending of conditional statements by using Ctl-M (Highlights the entire section of code) or Ctl-Shft-M (Toggle from the start to the end of the section of code). It would b...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Locking source in IFS when opening with LPEX editor

When opening a source in the LPEX editor, which is located in the NFS in a source file, the member will be locked. When opening a source in the LPEX editor, which is located in the IFS in a stream file, the stream file will NOT be locked. The stre...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Rdi Debug of RPG Step Over enhancements - EXSR and Exec SQL

Currently when debugging RPG code with RDi, Step Over will step over procedure/function calls but will step into EXSR subroutine calls. It should also step over EXSR subroutine calls. Subroutines have similar use cases to subprocedures (and some s...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Add SQL view and index statements to outline view

Files used in RPG can be SQL views or indexes that have selection criteria, grouping criteria, etc. In order to know what those are, I need to go elsewhere, such as DSPFD in a 5250 session or a database perspective or, perhaps, Run SQL Statements ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Support wide SQL sources on **FREE

Support more than 80 columns for embedded SQL in RPG with **FREE Use Case: Support of the wider sources allows more easily to write complexer SQL statements instead of splitting over many lines.
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Not under consideration

Add Maximum Line Length as a preference in Free-form SQL Formatting

The SQL Auto-formatter in Rational Developer formats long predicates with the end-of-line preference passed the savable source column length.The SQL Formatter within ACS Run SQL Scripts allows you to specify a maximum line length. This same prefer...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Specify include directories at connection level

Most of the commands for creating ILE modules and ILE programs like CRTBNDRPG and CRTRPGMOD have the parameter INCDIR. This parameter will be needed if there is a copy book in the source to compile, which is located in the IFS and which is specifi...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Change "Compare File" dialog to use a dialog like "Open Member in Editor" dialog at first

When I click on the "Compare to a file" toolbar button, the prompt comes up with a list of connections, similar to that which appears when selecting to browse from the "Open Member in Editor" dialog. I'd like to see this come up at first with the ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

RDi Allow Copy&Paste on member filter

Allow a Copy & Paste on a member filter. Currently this only works on an object filter drilling down into the source physical file. Looking at a member filter there's only a Copy... no Paste. Use Case: Copy members within a filter view
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Future consideration